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Bob Kratzer

7 11, 2018

Guide Reveals His Top West Coast Egg Cure

2018-11-07T16:55:53-07:00

By: Bob Kratzer Fall salmon season is in full swing. I cure a lot of eggs this time of year. This includes eggs for the rest of salmon season and the upcoming steelhead and springer seasons. Each season I continue to pursue the best way to cure quality eggs and do so in a timely [...]

Guide Reveals His Top West Coast Egg Cure2018-11-07T16:55:53-07:00
14 06, 2018

Run Prawns for Columbia River Summer Steelhead

2018-06-14T13:01:53-07:00

By: Bob Kratzer Summertime on the Columbia River and its tributaries spells opportunity to catch summer steelhead and summer Chinook. Whether from the bank or on a boat this fishery has been dominated by anglers using coon stripe prawns the last decade. Many commercial outfits produce prawns and sell them at retailers, but most carry [...]

Run Prawns for Columbia River Summer Steelhead2018-06-14T13:01:53-07:00
19 02, 2018

Learn A Quick & Easy Steelhead Cure

2018-04-18T18:56:27-07:00

By: Bob Kratzer The new age of egg curing has become more complicated. There are more steps and more ingredients. Meanwhile, if you ask an old time steelheader they would tell you to “just use borax cured eggs.” When I’m short on time and need to cure quality eggs I do something similar. Rather than [...]

Learn A Quick & Easy Steelhead Cure2018-04-18T18:56:27-07:00
21 09, 2017

Learn the Nectar Infused Spray Bottle Scent Every Salmon/Steelhead Angler Should Have

2018-04-18T18:57:22-07:00

By: Bob Kratzer Fall is here and so are summer steelhead and salmon. One thing both have in common is their love for eggs. We all know I cure my eggs in Fire Cure, but adding more scent to eggs is always important. Salmon anglers have successfully added Pautzke Red Nectar to eggs, wraps and [...]

Learn the Nectar Infused Spray Bottle Scent Every Salmon/Steelhead Angler Should Have2018-04-18T18:57:22-07:00
24 05, 2017

Recent Uptick in Cowlitz Springers

2018-04-18T18:58:12-07:00

By: Bob Kratzer Springer fishing on the Cowlitz River has been decent. It hasn’t been horrible and hasn’t been great. There’s fish here and we’ve had an uptick in recent days, but we are dealing with high and cold water and that’s made catching them more challenging. It’s been a long time since conditions were [...]

Recent Uptick in Cowlitz Springers2018-04-18T18:58:12-07:00
9 10, 2016

Learn To Add Seasoning For Trout/Salmon/Steelhead Success

2018-04-18T19:00:00-07:00

By: Bob Kratzer Salmon constantly switch up what they key in on. Meanwhile, I’ve been noticing recently they are really focusing more on krill stuff. And, that’s with everything: my Super Baits, eggs and jigs. Krill scent defines our success right now and lately a lot of it is coming on jigs. What I’m trying [...]

Learn To Add Seasoning For Trout/Salmon/Steelhead Success2018-04-18T19:00:00-07:00
5 07, 2016

Egg Bite Shining on Alaska’s Nushagak River

2018-04-18T19:01:12-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer Regardless of where you sit there’s always passengers talking about fishing when flying to Alaska or within the state. Flying on Alaska Air I was in seat 3A with jet service to Dillingham, Alaska, last week. The flight is fewer than an hour, but it didn’t take that long for the man [...]

Egg Bite Shining on Alaska’s Nushagak River2018-04-18T19:01:12-07:00
21 10, 2015

Learn The Hottest New Technique: Making Plug Balls For Salmon

2018-04-18T19:03:17-07:00

By: Bob Kratzer Wrapping your favorite plug with bait has become the norm for successful salmon anglers. While it’s a great addition to any plug its time consuming and tedious. It’s no secret that running Flatfish, Maglips and other plugs are standard techniques when chasing salmon, but I often get asked what to wrap your [...]

Learn The Hottest New Technique: Making Plug Balls For Salmon2018-04-18T19:03:17-07:00
12 08, 2015

Learn To Re-Brine Eggs For Cowlitz Summer Steelhead

2018-04-18T19:04:11-07:00

By: Bob Kratzer It’s been hot in the Pacific Northwest. There are hot fires going on. The temperature is hot. And, most important the summer steelhead fishing is hot, particularly on the Cowlitz River where we’ve been catching a lot of fish. With all of the focus on salmon the Cowlitz has flown under the [...]

Learn To Re-Brine Eggs For Cowlitz Summer Steelhead2018-04-18T19:04:11-07:00

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